The World in Words

The World in Words

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Language unites and divides us. It mystifies and delights us. Patrick Cox and Kavita Pillay tell the stories of people with all kinds of linguistic passions: comedians, writers, researchers; speakers of endangered languages; speakers of multiple languages; and just speakers—people like you and me.

Recent Episodes

  • Chinese sci-fi has crossed the translation barrier

    3 months ago
  • Why the French use the English word ‘black’

    3 months ago
  • The Irish language renaissance

    4 months ago
  • From linguistic shame to pride

    4 months ago
  • Easing into multilingualism

    4 months ago
  • How the brain of an improv performer works

    5 months ago
  • Sugar Sammy’s multilingual comedy

    6 months ago
  • Is Mx here to stay?

    7 months ago
  • Americans, Brits and the foreignness of English

    7 months ago
  • A German-speaking outpost in the American Midwest

    8 months ago